Nhs Blood and Transplant

Tissue Bank Support Worker - Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Nhs Blood and Transplant (Employer)

Csr Scientific Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,244.00
37.5 hours per week 4 days a week ‘on the job’ and one day attending online lessons and learning from home. On occasions you will be required to travel and spend time away from base, which may involve working irregular hours for which prior notice will be given. Days and shifts to be confirmed.
15 months (duration)
28 November 2022(start date)
Healthcare science assistant (apprenticeship standard)
29 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You’ll play a vital supporting role in our Liverpool Tissue Bank – the centre that supplies hospitals nationally with tissues required to save and improve patients’ lives. Your job will be to clean and carry out environmental monitoring of laboratory equipment, cleanrooms, laboratories and storage areas.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carrying out duties related to the cleaning of the laboratory clean rooms, equipment and storage areas to ensure a clean environment for the processing, storage and release of tissue grafts and implants
  • Working flexibly across the range of activities as rostered and assisting in developing the service in anticipation of future clinical needs
  • Monitoring and maintaining laboratory stocks and supplies on a daily basis to help optimise use of consumables and reduce wastage
  • Check and distribute incoming goods in a timely manner
  • Ability to lift and carry items up to a weight of 15kgs, with and without the use of mechanical aids
  • Many other opportunities that will enable you to successfully attain your apprenticeship
  • On occasions you will be required to travel and spend time away from base, which may involve working irregular hours & for which prior notice will be given

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be willing to work towards the Level 2 Healthcare Science Assistant apprenticeship standard:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science
  • Location: Liverpool 
  • The working pattern for this role is four days a week ‘on the job’ with one day attending on-line lessons and at home learning

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We’ll be committed to your training and development from day one.  When you join, your manager will welcome you and discuss your future needs & the opportunities available to you. For managers/senior leaders our Leadership Ladder will be discussed with you to explore any development areas.

Shine is our approach to learning and development. It includes all the ways that we can support you to ‘shine’ and excel in your role. It is open to everyone at NHSBT and covers a breadth of activities to support personal and professional growth. The areas we cover include, but are not limited to, Leadership, Management, Scientific and Clinical development.

Reality Check

If you do not hold GCSE’s at C and above for maths and English, you must be willing to work towards the Functional Skills qualifications. There’s some lifting involved, so you’ll need to be prepared to do this; you’ll also need to work in low temperatures (when cleaning our freezer areas) and with chemicals such as dry ice or liquid nitrogen. You will also need to work in a sterile clean room environment, keeping your area clean and wearing protective overalls, gloves, masks, hoods and boots.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
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